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Veteran L.A. politicians Wesson, Mitchell vie for seat on powerful Board of Supervisors

Veteran L.A. politicians Wesson, Mitchell vie for seat on powerful Board of Supervisors
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Two veteran Los Angeles politicians are fighting for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, representing the 2nd District. Longtime L.A. Councilman Herb J. Wesson Jr. earned 29.9% of the vote in the seven-candidate primary in March, while state Sen. Holly Mitchell was close behind with 29%.

It’s the only Board of Supervisors seat on the ballot in L.A. County, with Janice Hahn having easily won her 4th District primary. Herb Wesson and Holly Mitchell are seen in undated photo. (Los Angeles Times) About the district: It includes most of South L.A.; plus Inglewood, Compton and Lynwood; the South Bay cities of Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne and Lawndale; Culver City; and parts of downtown L.A. A full list of communities and a map is here .

About the race: The district’s current supervisor, Mark Ridley-Thomas, has termed out and is himself hoping for a return to the L.A. City Council . The 2nd District seat on the Board of Supervisors has long been held by Black politicians. The five-member board collectively represents 10 million people and oversees an annual budget of over $30 billion […]

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